This week is pretty plain and simple. You see, fresh tart/sour cherries aren’t something you come across very often, so when you do, you make ice cream with them. It crossed my mind to do a plain sour cherry ice cream, but you know? A few week’s back our family was doing some early evening power snacking; the kind where you put every kind of cheese, cracker, condiment, smoked fish, and bread out and go to town. Well, my favorite combo of the evening was a Cherry Black Ale jam from Serious Jam and blue cheese. And this is what brought me to this week’s flavor – Sour Cherry and Northern Lights Blue.
The Seward Coop, our neighborhood haunt, has been carrying a small supply of Barnard Farm tart cherries for a few weeks, and as a said, I couldn’t resist, as they are available once a year if you’re lucky. For the ice cream, we pit the cherries, chop ’em, and make a nice little jam with sugar and a splash of lemon juice. We will layer the jam into the ice cream at the end of the churn.
For the blue cheese portion of the ice cream I choose to use Northern Lights Blue. It’s made in Minnesota by Joe Sherman at Northern Lights Cheese. This blue is of excellent quality and of the Roquefort style of blue. It’s pungent and creamy. I wanted a blue that was full flavored, as the ice cream will tone down its pungentness. The cheese is crumbled and mixed into the ice cream before layering in the jam.
Plain and simple – Sour Cherry and Northern Lights Blue. An ice cream gem that you’ll only find here at FrozBroz!
You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 8/29/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!